What is Yoga?
Yoga and Meditation are holistic approaches to reducing stress and instilling a sense of balance in one’s work and personal life. Yoga and meditation, practiced for thousands of years, unite the mind, body and spirit through performing breathing practices, postures, and deep relaxation exercises.
Is it safe to do yoga if I have an injury or medical condition?
In most cases the answer to that question is yes. In fact yoga is excellent way to support the body in its healing process. However, you will want to inform your doctor or health care provider before you begin your practice, and be sure to let your teacher know what is going on so they can address your specific needs.
What style of yoga is right for me?
There are many different style of yoga. Some styles are more challenging while others are very gentle and slow-moving. All of the styles of yoga have benefits, so evaluating your individual needs and asking for a recommendation will help point you in the right direction. You can read a description of the style of yoga and classes offered by reviewing the Schedule on the website.
What are the benefits of Yoga?
- Brings balance and harmony to the body, mind and spirit.
- Helps with strength, flexibility range of motion and balance
- Calms the mind, reduces stress and anxiety
- Enhances peace and well-being
- Recover from Injury or Pain
- Slows heart rate
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases circulation
- Strengthens and tones muscles
- Helps to detoxify system
- Improves function of internal organs
- Improves posture
- Increases metabolism and energy
Getting Started Tips
- Please wear comfortable workout attire. Layers are best, as your body temperature changes throughout your practice.
- Be prepared to work in bare feet.
- Please refrain from wearing any colognes or perfumes.
- Arrive 15 minutes before class.
- Check in at our front desk by filling in a new student registration form.
- Before entering the practice room (Chandra), take off your shoes, and turn off your cell phone.
- Bring a towel to wipe down your mat after use if you sweat during class. We provide mats, but we encourage you to purchase your own. Your mat is an important tool and a symbol of commitment to your practice.
- Avoid practicing with a full stomach, and drink plenty of water before class to remain hydrated through your practice.
- Introduce yourself as a new student to your teacher and please let us know if you have any injuries or conditions that may affect your practice.
- We regret that late arrivals will not be allowed to enter the studio.
- If you must leave early, please discuss this with the teacher before and place your mat closest to the door. Leave your props or any borrowed equipment in place and the teacher will put your things away.